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"Louie" is a show that follows the somewhat everyday life of comic Louie CK. This show is the second show that Louie has starred in about himself. The first was a fictional version of himself called "Life With Louie." This latest project of Louie's is one that follows Louie as himself, a fairly well-known comedian who is divorced with two daughters and lives in New York City. Each episode consists of two small sub-episodes and each of those is bookended with a few minutes from his stand up performances. These generally deal with the topic of each episode.

The topics of each show come from things he has actually experienced as well as things his friends have experienced. Though some are a bit goofy and even a bit pointless there are also episodes, especially later in the series that focus on more serious topics such as going to the middle east to entertain the US troops in a USO lineup.

"Louie," like the comedian himself, can be very brash at times and it does include strong language as well as adult subjects. For this reason there are many who choose not to watch the show. Most fans would argue that Louie CK simply says things the way that we all say them in our heads, he just says these things out loud. There are also many times that we see the values he tries to teach his daughters. When he has scenes that involve his kids he is trying to instill core values in them such as not resorting to violence when faced with a bully, treating every person with respect and that their education is one of the most important things they will have. He also makes a good showing of being a single father who makes it a point to spend more than half of his time with his kids.

The genre of this show is comedy, but like many shows it includes a wide variety of subgenres and themes such as reality and drama with bit of inappropriate material mixed in for good measure.

Thursday 10:30 PM et/pt on FX
5 Seasons, 62 Episodes
June 29, 2010
Cast: Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker
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Louie Full Episode Guide

  • Louie continues working out on the road.

  • Louie hits the road.

  • Jane invites some friends over for a sleepover.

  • Jane goes to a doctor appointment.

  • Bobby invites Louie over.

  • Louie runs into a former acquaintance.

  • Louie hosts an open mike.

  • Louie attends a potluck dinner.

  • How are things progressing with Louie and Pamela?

  • Louie and Pamela decide to go out on a date.

  • Louie contemplates his past.

  • Louie contemplates his past.

  • Louie tries to stay distracted and move on.

  • Mother nature takes control of Louie's life.

  • Louie and Amia bond.

  • Louie and Janet search for professional help.

  • A person from Louie's past shows up.

  • Louie and his new friend go to lunch.

  • Louie offers assistance to a neighbor.

  • Louie encounters somebody new.

  • Louie participates in a benefit show.

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Will 'Louie' Return for Another Season on FX?

Comedian Louis C.K. isn't offering any hints for fans of his FX TV series. The show has already been through one long hiatus, and it looks like another one is ahead.

Louis CK is Finally Back on FX

The long-awaited fourth season of "Louie" starts this week, but if you blink, you'll miss it. After a delay of 19 months since the third season of the series ended, the fourth season of "Louie" will be done and gone in seven short weeks.

New 'Louie' Trailer Has Our Lovable Loser Jumping Off a Bridge

Get ready to laugh and then get sad and then laugh again... "Louie" is back. Louis C.K.'s Emmy-winning comedy returns next month, and the promos are kicking into high gear. This one, which aired during last night's series premiere of "Fargo," is a pretty accurate metaphor for the life of the fictional Louie. In the promo, Louie stands on the Brooklyn bridge with a red rose in hand.

Louis CK Announces Movie Release 'Tomorrow Night' with Steve Carell, Conan O'Brien and More

If you're a fan of "Louie," listen up! Louis C.K. sent out an email to newsletter subscribers today announcing that he'll be releasing yet another original video for just $5 on his website. But this time, it isn't a one-hour comedy's a whole movie. The film is titled "Tomorrow Night," and is a labor of love of Louie's from all the way back in 1998.

'Louie' Season 3, Episode 1 Review/Recap - 'Something Is Wrong' But Oh So Right

From his unrequited but beautifully constructed confession of love to Pamela to his self-flagellation at eating a pint of ice cream, Louis C.K. is something of a super sad sack in "Louie." He's not only put-upon; he puts upon himself.

Louis C.K. Insults Fans: In Honor of the Season 3 Premiere of 'Louie'

This thursday, June 28, marks the season three premiere of "Louie," one of the best shows on FX and arguably the best comedy on television. We could celebrate the big premiere any number of ways: watching some of Louis CK's stand-up, pondering the futility of existence or the absurdity of life... you know, the usual. But we could also read a bunch of tweets from Louis CK insulting his Twitter followers in horrible fashion.

Louis C.K. Pilot Finds CBS Home

Apparently, it's a good time to be Louis C.K. Between two successful seasons for his FX series "Louie" and just being quite possibly stand-up comedy's annointed next big thing, the former "Saturday Night Live" writer has found his stride via basic cable. Now, it looks like he'll next set his sights and conquer the major networks.

Louis C.K.'s $5 Online Video Makes $500,000 in Three Days

Louis C.K. had an idea: rather than go through all the red tape to make a TV special, why not just make the thing and put it online for $5? It was a risky move, but it paid off, making the comedian a nice profit in just a few days. Is this the future of media distribution?

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